Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x55x20 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 103x55x24 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX78

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 99x55x20 mm vs 103x55x24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 142 g vs 177 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX700

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Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.2 vs f/2.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX700's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        DMC-FX78:f/2.5
        DMC-FX700:f/2.2
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
        60 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

        Compact

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

        Compact

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $398

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

        Compact

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $300 - $335

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $228 - $249

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix FX80

        Panasonic Lumix FX80

        Compact

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

        Compact

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Placeholder

        Konica Minolta DiMAGE 2330

        Digicam

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $200 - $400

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

        Sony Cybershot WX10

        Compact

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen

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